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TROUT: (CONT'D) A world which builds great fleets of fighting planes for land and sea, and today helps battle the Ohio and Mississippi floods from on high.

The English Channel, hated by many a seasick ocean traveler, was flown in 37 minutes, a miracle in 1909, a hopeless snail's pace in 1937.

In our studios now is a man whose story is a story of speed -- the first of the noted figures in the world of aviation who will speak to you during this broadcast.  He is Capt. Frank M. Hawkes, shatterer of speed records, a famous pilot whose name is part of the swift history of flight.  His records are the records of the new transportation which knows no boundaries, and he tells you today of [[blank line]]
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